Gear Technology Magazine

EMCO Gears On Track with Expansion

April 26, 2006
EMCO Gear Co. has opened a second plant facility, located in Mooresville, NC and right in the heart of Grand American Road Racing country. The 72-year-old, family-operated transmission company made the move in order to maintain close ties with a major customer?race car designer and manufacturer Riley Technologies. ?We feel that with the move by Riley Technologies to North Carolina, we needed to follow suit and keep up with a major customer,? said Richard Wolfe, EMCO CEO. ?There are more Grand American Road Racing teams in the southeast quadrant of this country than anywhere else, and with our established relationships in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series, this expansion was beneficial for all facets of the business.? EMCO is a sponsor of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The company also announced an expansion of its Indianapolis technical center facility, as well as a planned $2 million upgrade of its Chicago manufacturing plant.